Blackpool 2 Everton 0

Keith Southern

Keith Southern

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BLACKPOOL beat a full-strength Everton side to celebrate Keith Southern’s testimonial.

The midfielder, who joined Huddersfield last month after ten years at the club, played the opening 15 minutes for the final time in a Tangerine shirt.

Pool, with only half their squad available (the other half played yesterday against Hyde) looked comfortable against the Premier League outfit who fielded all their star players.

It took until after the break for the breakthrough. Alex Baptiste heading home a superb corner from Gerardo Bruna.

On 70 minutes Ian Holloway made a host of changes, one being former Bolton youngster James Caton who caught the eye.

And it was he who sealed the win for Pool on 85 minutes, finishing well after a great run into the box.

On full time there was an emotional goodbye for Southern who saluted the fans while carrying his son Ryan on his shoulders.

A fitting win for a Blackpool FC hero.